Aset Hospital - 1 Sandstone Drive - Knowsley - Liverpool L35 7LS.

Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift surgery with Mr Hassan Shaaban

Thigh lift surgery is an increasingly popular procedure designed to reshape and contour the thigh area. There are many reasons why people may look into thigh lift surgery with Mr Shaaban, from weight loss to excess fat and skin, have loss of skin elasticity in the thigh or have thighs with a saggy, dimpled or flabby appearance. A thigh lift can reduce sagging in the inner or outer thigh which improves dramatically if the loose skin is lifted.

Mr. Shaaban worked in the NHS in the field of reconstruction following trauma and cancer surgery. His interest lies in the field of facial, breast and body contouring cosmetic surgery.
Mr Shaaban is a consultant plastic surgeon and is a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).

What is a thigh lift (thighplasty) ?

A thigh lift, or thighplasty, is a surgical procedure whereby the underlying fat and skin is reduced and reshaped. The aim is to contour the thighs and create a more desirable shape. The procedure also re-introduces elasticity to the skin, rejuvenating the appearance of the treated area.

Who is suitable for thigh lift surgery?

Thigh lift surgery is suitable for those with sagging, excess skin and fat around the inner thigh area. This draping effect is usually a result of extreme weight loss or the ageing process. In order to get the best results and to sustain them, patients are advised to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Mr Shaaban and his team carry out detailed consultations prior to surgery to ensure you are equipped with all the information you need to make this important decision. The consultation also allows us to go through your motivation for thighplasty surgery, and your physical and psychological health.

What happens during and after a thigh lift procedure?

The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and requires an overnight stay in hospital.

An incision is made along the inner thigh - the size of which varies from person to person - before the surgeon removes the excess fat and skin from the area. The wound is then closed with dissolvable stitches. It is recommended that you take at least 2-3 weeks off to help the recovery process. In total, it usually takes about six weeks to fully heal. At the 6-week mark, you will have a follow-up appointment with your plastic surgeon, who will check the wound to ensure you are healing correctly.

All patients receive a tailored aftercare package and have 24-hour access to our team of specialists, who are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Mr Shaaban will always discuss with you the different options and go through what to expect on a case-by-case basis.



What type of incisions are made?

The incision is made along the inner thigh, but the length of the cut varies from person to person. The more fat and skin there is to be removed, the longer the incision is.



Is there any downtime after thigh reduction surgery?

As with any surgery, there is downtime associated with a thighplasty procedure.

Mr Shaaban asks that patients undergoing a thigh lift procedure take 2-3 weeks off work and rest up.Overall, it takes around 6 weeks to make a full recovery after surgery.

Mr Shaaban will then see you for a follow-up appointment to make sure everything is okay.



Will I have scars?

You will have visible scars directly after the procedure, but they will mature and fade over time. Results vary from person to person, with some scars taking longer to heal than others.



What are the risks and possible side effects?

After thigh lift surgery, it is normal to expect some bruising but other risks can include infection, bleeding, haematoma, pain, skin loss, unevenness, wide, lumpy, red or visible scars. *Individual Results May Vary.

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1.When will I be able to return to work after a thigh lift*?

Depending on the type of work, you can usually return to work within 2-3 weeks. *Individual results may vary.

Mr Shaaban will strive to place the scar as inconspicuously as possible. The exact position and size of the scars will depend on each individual patient’s requirements and can be discussed with Mr Shaaban. Scars will improve over time, continuing to flatten and fade for up to two years

*Individual results may vary.

We recommend that you don’t drive a vehicle for at least 4 weeks after the surgery. We would ask that you are sensible and make sure that you are confident that you are safe before recommencing driving. Mr Shaaban will be able to advise you on when it is safe to drive. *Individual results may vary.

Surgeries for thigh lifts will require a one night stay in hospital.

Mr Shaaban will be able to advise you on when it is safe to start to excersise *Individual results may vary.

Your consultation with Mr Shaaban at ASET Hospital

While thigh lifts (thighplasty) surgery is becoming increasingly a more popular procedure, it is also major surgery, so the decision to undergo the transformation should not be rushed or taken lightly.  The consultation process with Mr Shaaban is thorough, including a full risk assessment of every patient’s physical and mental health.

You will receive extensive information about the procedure itself and the possible outcomes from surgery, as well as the risks associated with thigh lift procedures.  Book your consultation today to learn more about the procedure.

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